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Joseph William was born in 1893 and was the son of George a carter and Annie Arbon née Daykin of 9 Cottage Row, Daybrook His father George was born in 1867 in Gravely, Cambridgeshire, his mother Annie Daykin was born in 1874 in Tibshelf, Derbyshire, they were married in 1892, their marriage recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have the following children, Joseph b1894, Susan b1896, Annie b1897 and George b1900 all were born in Nottingham. Joseph was educated at St Philips School, Nottingham and worked for Home Brewery and Mr R Clower and son in Daybrook. He married his wife Mary Guise (born 19th April 1890) in 1912 in Nottingham and lived at 9 Cottage Row, Daybrook and later 22 North Street, Kimberley, Nottingham and they had 3 children, Julie born 9th October 1912, Emily Mary born 17th September 1914 and Mary born 13th December 1915. Following his death his widow Mary was awarded a pension of 29 shillings and 7 pence a week, which commenced on 11th November 1918. .
He worked for Home Brewery, Daybrook
16 Apr 1918
164914 - CWGC Website
South Staffordshire Regiment
Private Joseph William Arbon enlisted in 1915 at Nottingham and initially served with the Royal Horse Artillery but was at some point in the war transferred to the South Staffordshire Regiment, joining their 4th battalion. On the 15th April 1918 the battalion was moved into positions at Mont Noir where they dug in. On the 16th April 1918, the enemy laid down heavy shelling on the woods and slopes of Mont Noir, Joseph was amongst those killed in action during this shelling. He is buried in the Strand Military Cemetery, Belgium
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